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some passengers aboard southwest flight 2294 returned to baltimore last night with some frightening photos from their latest trip. and this is their original plane grounded after an emergency landing in charleston, west virginia. a football-sized hole clearly visible in the fuselage near the tail. the 737 300 took off for nashville with 126 passengers and five crew members just after 4:00 p.m. travel michael cunningham was napping when an incredible nse woke him up the loudest noise i er heard came out of nowhere. there was no pop, no creek, no explosion-like noise. aoud roar. and took me a couple of seconds to wake up and got the baseball ball cap out of my face and i look up and there's -- the sun coming through the ceiling. >> reporter: sharm bryant was onboard with her children. >> heard this loud rush and your ears popped and then we looked back and you could tell that part of the -- inside was trying
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to pull out and it was really -- crazy and then oxygen masks dropped. >> reporter: cunningham documented his use of the emergency oxygen and the plane landed safely in west virginia. no one was injured. >> as soon as we touched down and as soon as we got to the airport in west virginia, everybody cheered and high-fived the captain and some gave them -- some gave them hugs. >> anoth plane later brought the passengers to baltimore. overnight southwest airlines began visual inspections of the 200 similar planes in its fleet. but those checks did not turn up any problems. now southwest, boeing the plane's maker, ntsb will try to pinpoint the cause of the hole. >> we are going to work vigorously with the proper authorities to examine all of the aircraft safety records and to try to determine the cause of this. >> reporter: at bwi southwest terminal today, few passengers had even heard of the mishap. this woman found the news
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unsettles. >> it concerns me. how did it happen? why didn't they catch it? >> reporter: most passengers say they are confident their plane will be safe. >> it doesn't give me a pause. i mean, it -- fly safger than being in a car. especially around the beltway. no. >> reporter: coming up on "news4 at 6:00," thoughts about a former ntsboard member about what could have gone wrong to their that hole in the plane. back to you now. >> julie carey, amazing story. thank you so much. folks, we wanted to know if this initde wnthwe s wthoustakthes m you more concerned about flying. that'sstur o qneiothf ueay d e. our if you would like to offer your opinion, just go to and then just a couple of hours ago, another southwest airline flight ran into trouble. flight 3238 left st. louis this morning and was heading to orlando, florida, but was forced to land when there was an indication of a possible fire in an auxiliary power unit. when the plane landed fire crews
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went aboard the flight but found no fire no smoke. passengers and crew got off the plane safely. police in baltimore are trying to figure out what happened to a d.c. council staffer whose body was found in baltimore's inner harbor this morning. desi due sha desi deschaine disappeared. >> desi was a popular council staff member. there was a lot of concern when he didn't show up for work monday morning. esi deschaine, 29,wnho s here th mayen fty recently, was a popular d.c. government staff member and most reesen'tly worked asress secretary to ward two council member jack event answer for the past year. >> joined our staff a little over a year ago and terrific job representing me in the ward and communicationings director. he was just an upbeat personality. atd th'shad etil w wl remember him for. >> reporter: baltimore police
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tell news4 deschaine slipped off a dock and drowned. alardou cilem mrsbe cep rdteor descin we misstehen he failed to fowmip uor workp monda rning. deschaine's body was recovered and identified by his parents in baltimore police today who said that there is no indication of foul play. >> hallmark was his smile. always upbeat and big snil and y. gingor fre everod >> reporter: in an interview mond ooafrnten fromrn baltimore with news4, the ownhe o tf t boat, jamie, said he and deschaine had been boyfriends and sunday we had a party of ten and we were out on the boat all day. the boat later was tied up and he stepped off the boat and he had been drinking. and he took a few steps down towards other boats. we had lots of friends at the dock. i didn't think anything of it. he works in baltimore real estatend lives in washington but frequently stays on the boat during the week. we were boyfriends.
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we see each other every weekend. we know each other's parents. it is beyond a casual relationship. police told news4 deschaine's body was found about 15 feet of water, few feet from the dock. balance more police tell news4 that they are still continuing this investigation. wendy, back to you. >> tom sherwood, thank you. there are new details tonight in the murder of a florida couple who adopted and cared for 16 disabled children. the police say they now have seven people in custody and are searching for an eighth suspect. and investigators released pictures of six of the suspects. the seventh is a juvenile. police say it appears robbery was the motive for last week's home invasion occurred near pensacola. prosecutors say that one of the suspects may have worked in billings' home. police are investigating a burglary at a church inax fairf county. a thief broke into the rising m pehoissionrcpehu ch lasthu natue and that crch provides services tes heloms in theel on gire. the pastor tlss4elgiew n the thf
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brokeew irotha n h ugwindow, thsmhed glass doo asmadnd me o m aawila pasm television. alicere askinny aeonli that may have information about that break-in to give them a call. to the district where police are looking for a guy who held up a bank this morning. investigators say the susct walked into the united bank branch on k street northwest around 10:00. the man passed a note to the teller demanding money and hinted he had a weapon. fortunately no one was injured. the man walked away with about $2,000 in cash. > round two today in the confirmation hearings of supreme court nominee sonia sotomayor. on this day members of the senate judiciary committee took turns asking sotomayor a lot of questions. during one exchange wisconsin senator cole asked her whether she -- where she stands on abortion and whether she views the case as settled law. >> the court's decision in planned parent hood reaffirms the court holding of roe. it is the precedence of the
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course and settled in terms of the holding of the court. >> republicans questioned sotomayor about her decisn to rule against white firefighters who sued in a reverse discrimination case. and asked her about controversial remarks she made in the past on race. and ethnic background and whether she would be fair or biased on the bench. so nbc's capitol hill correspondent mike viqueira has been following today's hearings closely. he joins us now live from the white house with more on this. so republicans especially were or are concerned to be asking whether sotomayor would be too empathetic or trying to set precedent instead of following law. how did she respond to that? >> of course, wendy, all of this stems from the comment she made in 2001 saying that a wise latina with her rich life experience was come to a better nclusion than another individual, caucasian, or a male would. and that is something that she's trying to live down ever since then and particularly since she was nominated and tuckly in last
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snch, eight hours that she appeared as republicans have gone after her time and time again after this comment. and in many different ways, she has defended herself but basically fallen on her sword, calling it a comment that fell flat as she was trying tune spire other latinas in a speech at berkeley in 2001. she says that sometimes when she approach's bench this in -- in answer to questions from the top republicans aapproaches problems as the bench and fights her own views and preconceptions she might have about a particular issue and that's one way she approaches. she says it is not the heart that compel it is judgment. it is the law and that's the line she stuck with. >> also, as -- that reverse discrimination case involving the group of white firefighters that was overturned. what was her response to that? republicans asking her about how she would rule on that kind of issue again in the future. >> right. not that rprising. i mean, she pointed out when her court did, the second circuit in
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new york, was simply upholding a very extensive opinion that wants hand bad lower court and appealed to the second kir circuit. if you look eight, the decision was written by the second circuit court on which she said was relatively short, she she is didn't look at it in a case of affect affirmative action but that the validity of the test that was given to the firefighters and in new haven, connecticut, the case known as the richie case. so a lot of questioning about that as well. but not a lot of surprises here on that and not very many questions. aside from democrat herb kohl on the issue of abortion, wendy. >> okay. how much longer is this going on? >> at least throughout the end of the week. >> mike i have care a thanks so much. good evening, everybody. beautiful day outside today. beautiful blue skies overhead just a few fair weather clouds drifting on by. those are not rain making clouds and you don't need to wry about anything you want to do outside this evening and pick out your favorite restaurant cafe and sit outside and enjoy the meal or just use the
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backyard barbecue. 83 in town now. 85 in springfield, virginia. 80 degrees in annapolis and dew point temperatures in the 40s. extremely dry air for this time of year. beautiful summer evening and make your outdoor plans without hesitation and humidity vacation is nearly over. we will talk about that and we will start looking towards our next chance for rain showers and thunderstorms. coming up in the forecast in just a few more minutes. >> all right. >> more ahead on "news4 at 5:00." you know the color-coated system used to alert you of the country's threat level? it could be changing. we will tell you why. congress looking into the deadly metro crash and we will tell you what happened that could speed up repai to the rails. >> controversial proposal to help deal with overcrowding in one part of our area. >> lindsay sits down for lunch with a man that knows tiger woods better than anyone. see what he has to say about the world's festol gr.r.
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the the system was put in place after the 9/11 attacks but was criticized as being too vague. the chart ranks from the red color severe threat of an attack to the green colored low threat. nalitano o erna aedreview of the system to see whether it should be scrapped. congress is delving into last month's deadly metro crash wanting to know what happened
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and why. metro gets the go-ahead to make major improvements. chris gordon has more on today's hearings. >> reporter: the purpose of the congressional hearing was to inform the public about metro's safety standards now. and what's bei done to improve them. despite the fact that the practical investigation into the cause of the metro crash could take a year or more, this congressional oversight hearing was requested by d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton at this point. a witness who was on one of the trains described the moment of impact. >> everyone in the second car, there weren't many of us, were thrown from their seats. i hit the seat in frontf me. i don't really remember much of that but i do remember being on the floor of the second car with a lot of dust and a lot of smoke. >> reporter: federal investigators found a sensor in
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the track circuit may have failed to recognize the stop metro train causing the automatic operating system to fail to apply the brakes. the president of the union representing local transit workers testified that this is not the first time that this kind of problem has been reported. >> i would rather that they operate in manual than to lose another life. i don't think that i can tolerate that. not on my watch. >> reporter: ntsb investigators are urging metro to develop a system to continuously evaluate the track's sentorses and alert the operations control center of problems in order to stop trains and prevent collisions. metro general manager john kato says that they will follow ntsb recommendations. >> we have already contacted vendors and we have meetings scheduled tomorrow morning in my building to begin the process of developing the system that has been recommended by the ntsb. we are not delaying.
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we have begun the process of figuring out how we develop the system they wanted to install. >> reporter: paying for it is still a problem and metro is definitely short of funds. got some good news today, however. the house transportation appropriations subcommittee has approved a federal payment of $150 million to match payments by maryland, virginia, and the district. that should help. but some metro riders are still skeptical. we will hear from them coming up on "news4 at 6:00." we are live tonight at a metro stop in northwest washington. back to you in the studio. >> chris gordon, thanks, chris. people in prince george's county may be able to sleep a little easier tonight. crime is down so far this year. county executive jack johnson and police chief roberto hilton unveiled the news this morning. they say continued investments into crime fighting is paying off. overall crime is down more than 14% during the first half of this year. >> we have invested in the resources, technology, and the
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people and the training, and i say without a shadow of a doubt, that we have the very best police department in the united states of america. >> we are experiencing a continuing reduction in crime. property crime down for the fifth straight year. violent crime continues a downward trend for the fourth straight year that we have witnessed. i'm especially delighted to report that violent crime are at a 20-year low. >> crime in montgomery county fell during the first six months of the year. thomas says the crime is down 6.5% compare informed a year ago. after the damp spring we have, i can't believe i'm asking when are we getting rain? >> as soon as the summer solstice occurred in late june, it shut off the faucet and we have been dry ever since. >> trees aren trouble. >> they will staying on the dry side here. overall dry pattern is going to hang around for most of the next week to ten days.
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although we have a few chances of rain coming up. we will detail that in a second. live over downtown washington. kennedy center over on the left-hand side there. temperatures early this morning are -- what a nice cool start it was. check them out. 64 here in washington. 71 in wilmington and 72 in atlanta. 60 in cincinnati. 55 in chicago. but check out where there were records low temperatures this morning. pittsburgh 5shgs 1. hartford, connecticut, and binghamton, new york 5shgs 1. parkersburg, west virginia, down to 50. elkins, west virginia, 44 this morning. that's getting into bundle-up territory. that's international falls, minnesota. and 35 degrees in the middle of july. those summers in minnesota. they just don't seem to last like they used to. 77 in chicago now. there's real heat in the middle of the country. wichita, kansas, 105. dallas, texas, 103. with the humidity as well. dew points 60s and 70s out there. that's the real measure of
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humidity in the atmosphere. our dew points are not at all typical of july. normly our dew points this time of the year is in the 65 to 70 range. this 43-degree dew poi certainly does feel nice. the overall jet stream pattern is relatively cool one for us. we have little dip in the jet here that allows the northwesterly flow to put the dry air in place. so clear skies and dry air and not much of a breeze means the temperatures will fall fairly quickly. and after the sun goes down this evening. even our futurecast model, high pressure slowly overhead. drifting eastward as we go through the next 24 to 36 hours. a little weather front will come our way and could bring us a light shower late wednesday night into the first part of the day on thursday. that will be our best chance and at get something showers around here for the rest of the workweek. but cool again tonight. nifts the suburbs to around 64 downtown. then highs tomorrow, back into the upper 80s. so here is your visual forecast then for the rest of the beautiful evening on the outside. clear and delightful. sun does not go down until
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8:333. skies remain very clear, light winds, clear skies and that sets us up for a beautiful morning. outlying suburbs tomorrow morning in the mid 50s again. mid 60s in town. by the bay. for tomorrow another beauty of a day. bright blue skies and pick up to fair weather clouds later in the afternoon. touch warmer than today but a n anywhere bad near july standards. the week ahead, low hidyitor fr tomorrow. chance of thunderstorms coming up on thursday and the weekend, i think it is looking more dry than wet at this point in time. not good news for wendy's trees. >> i will go for that. let it rain on monday through friday. >> sounds like plan we can work with. >> thanks. >> you need to thank me for a lot of things. >> perspective. >> thank you. thank you. we are following some breaking news on the potomac river. a water rescue is under way right now. rescue teams are searching for a person who has been missing in the water just south of old
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angler aensd. a witness told officials someone was trying to swim across the river from the virginia side to the maryland shore. fire rescue boats are now searching for that missing swimmer and we will bring you more on this as we get it. still ahead on "news4 at 5:00," ever feel bullied at work? the interesting results of a new study about who was more likely to boss you around. why we could soon know how michael jackson died. back-to-school season will look a lot different this season. find out why coming up on "news4 at 5:00."
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the keys, the orange brick of shed a you see vacuum wrapped at the grocery, if that's your speed, you need to visit the cow girl this summer going green celebrates the summer of food. we want to take a look at the art. cheese that comes from small producers often organic. cow girl creamery is bringing the style of the old country to a shop in downtown d.c. >> it is a little shop at ninth and ss street northwest dedicated to the small cheese producers of the world. those who tread lightly on the earth treat their animals humanely and make their cheeses by hand from nearby dairy farms. that is cow girl creamery. mr. we are not really cow girls. >> reporter: cow girl creamery,
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two form san francisco bay area chefs with a sense of humor promoting the small family farm. >> that's part of what we are about. educating people about the farmers and who they are and practices and i think that is the most important thing, knowing where your food comes from. >> reporter: that's why all the cheeses in share shoplift the place of origin. this one comes from easton, maryland. smith grew up in northern virginia but spent 17 years working with alice waters. waters is considered the mother of the organic food movement. connelly, d.c. native, ran betty's ocean view diner in berkeley. 15 years ago they decided to get into cheese. >> no one was doing organic cheese. >> reporter: they partnered with albert strauss, nearby organic dairy farmer, and soon they were making organic cheese in a renovated old barn in point
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rey reyes, california. >> it is really about his milk. >> reporter: cowgirl creamery makes four cheeses under their name. mt. cam, creamy cheese and r hot, strong cheese with an amber skin that connelly found annoying. >> it was a mistake. >> reporter: she tried to correct the skin color and got fed up. >> i threw it in the -- aging room. i said well, what -- i'm not going to deal with this anymore. me later we took it out and ied it and it was the best cheese we had ever made. >> reporter: they also make two seasonal cheeses. all organic. the american cheese movement has grown since their enterprise xwan and so has their reputation. >> people in europe are really interested now in getting cheese from the u.s. it is shocking. >> reporter: smith and connelly emphasized the organic cheeses are made for your enjoint and encourage sampling. >> taste it. >> taste.
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that's the easiest thing. >> reporter: you will find cowgirl creamery at several stores throughout our area and including their shop downtown. wonderful. >> cool. when we come back here on "news4 at 5:00," day two in the trial of a mother accused of killing her kids in her own home. up next, what the judge saw today and how it could affect the rest of the case. >> the controversial proposal lawmakers considering that could affect your home. and it is going to premiere in a few hours. we are going take you behind the scenes of the new "harry potter" movie. meet the cast.
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half hour of "news4 at 5:00." i'm wendy rieger. >> i'm craig melvin. coming up, why dozens of car dealers zbaered on capitol hill today. also, who tends to bully people more at work, men or women? and lindsay sits down for lunch with tiger woods' caddie. we will begin with breaking news that we have been following. a water rescue under way on the potomac river right now. rescue teams searching for a person who has been miss something the water just south of the old angler's inn. a witness told the officials someone was trying to swim across the river from virginia to maryland. and fire rcue boats are now searching for that swimmer and we will bring you more on the breaking news as we get it. to day two of the banita jacks trial today. a video of the mother accused of killing her children. pat collins is live at the courthouse in rockville with the latest. pat? >> reporter: wendy, banita jacks says her four daughters were possessed and passed away in their sleep. the medical examiner says that
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three of the girls were strangled and one was stabbed. the homicide detectives says banita, i think you are making that whole story up. the tale of the tape today here at superior cour this is judge frederick be iswerg. maul hisullytewiecll dlyide the il tr oocnn ience of nnbanita jacks. jacks is charged with killing her four daughters. inside superior court for the last day and a half, judge weisberg has been viewing a videotape statement jacks gave to police. it is eight hours long. i dann that interview, banita jacks says her daughters were dossessed by demons and that demons got into the furniture and into the girls' clothing. she says that she threw out all the furniture and all the clothes. and that her girls were left with only t-shirts to wear. now it was january 9, 2008, that
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marshals came to evict jacks from her home on sixth street southeast. and inside they found the bodies of her four daughters. and ages 5, 6, 11, and 17. they say that the girls had been dead for months. theired abouties decomposed and mummified. in her statement, jacks says her 17-year-old daughter, brittney, was like jezebel. she says she tried to choke me p danushd m edown. she would scream and holler, jacks says, and bang on the walls. it would hurt may ears. jacks said she had to take away brittney's cell phone and tv and keep her confined. in that house, jacks said, each one of her daughters passed away in their sleep. after the first two died, jacks says that brittney called out from her room. i know what's going on. i know what you are doing ande are going to get you for it.
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now in the tape, banita jacks says that what happened is what i said happened. she says, i have no reason to lie. wendy, back to you. >> pat collins, thank you, pat. dozens o at your owe dealers from across the country gathered on capitol hill today. they are calling on members of congress to prevent manufacturers from cutting ties with dealerships. jack fitzgerald led the group of dealers today. some lawmakers said that after chrysler received bailouts, those companies, automakers turned their backs on their local dealers. these dealerships are small business owners and in our community and they dar they need to -- to make their business work and it has nothing to do with the success of general motors or chrysler although i tell you, having dealers in the community will help chrysler and general motors. >> if passed the automobile dealer economic rights restoration act as it is called
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according to politicians would help protect jobs, workers, and small business owners. president obama wants to think millions of $into two-year colleges across the nation and hoping to train millions of people unemployed by jobs created once the economy turns around. the president spoke this afternoon in michigan and the state's worst unemployment rate in the country and wants to spend $12 billion over the next decade. the prident hopes that it will be a step in having the highest college graduation rate of any nation. >> it will reform and strengthen community colleges rite, like this one, from coast to coast, so they get the resources and the students and schools need and the results workers and businesses demand. mr. obama says that jobs requiring at least an associate's degree are expected to grow twice as those a college education are required. a couple of big business stories tonight. first banking pillar goldman
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sachs will turn a profit, major profit, in fact. also, retail sales have skyrocketed. joining us now to talk about all of this is brian shackman from cnbc. thanks for joining thus evening. let's start with goldman sachs. hutch of a profit are we talking about? >> brace yourself. they made $2.7 billion last quarter. this is a company that had to take t.a.r.p. money and four-month stretch last fall lost more than $3 billion. that $2.7 billion would be even more but had to pay back the t.a.r.p. money and that hit their earnings as a little bit. ain't credible quarter for what many people consider the gold standard and financial sector but there is -- a little bit of irony here in the sense that, yes, they paid back the t.a.r.p. and they are going to give out billions and billions of bonuses coming up in is a company that is still in the bigger picture backstop bid the government. it is deemed too big to fail. there is a little bit of a clamor for some unfairness here in the sense they made so much money they are going to give so much to their employees but yet, we are still behind them.
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>> what about the markets reacting to that information to that news? was there a reaction at all? >> there was decent reaction. yesterday they had a huge run-up because there were whispers about how good it would be and they didn't lose any of that today. so that stock, though, for anyone out there, thinking about it or looking at it, it tripled the value from the low a few months ago. a lot of people are in on that trade. >> wlaets move on to retail sales. what kind of surge are we talking about here? >> it was interesting number. it was up about opinion 6%. a little more than expected but you take out -- you exclude food and energy and gas prices and still up .3%. a lot of it has do with gas prices or higher at the pump. the sales are a little bit skewed. the one thing i want people to see, even though they see positives in the number, we are getting early indications about back-to-school shopping and those kind of sales numbers. they are not looking particularly pretty. so when it come to the u.s. consumer, the -- thing they are talking about is that it is stabilized but far from what we could call a recovery.
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and the best number for you guys to think about at home is that 70% of our economy is fueled by the consumer. >> consumer based. brian, thank you, sir. appreciate it. some residents say homes and parts of montgomery county are overcrowded and koungty leaders need do something about it. in the past would years, the county received more than 1300 complaints of overcrowding and residents want the council to consider limiting the number of people who can live in a house or apartment. some say they have seen 10 to 12 unrelated adults living in two and three-bedroom homes. some counsel till members are not convinced the current laws need to be changed. we have had just spectacular weather lately. >> hard to believe it is july out there, chuck. >> i know it is. july so far more than f r degrees cooler than average. so enjoy it, everybody. air conditioners getting a breather today. beautiful blue skies, look past the national cathedral, national mall. and where our current temperature stands at 83 degrees. comfortably low levels of humidity. another cool night coming.
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mid 50s in the western and northern suburbs to mid 60s around town. all-important seven-day forecast. 89 today with plenty of shine and low humidity. humidity comes back for thursday and lead to a chance for showers and thunderstorms highs near 90. mid 80s on friday and another chance of a shower or thunderstorm coming up on saturday. 40% chance. but sunday is looking dry and another dry stretch into the early parts of next week. those highs in the 80s, low to mid 80s. really one more chance for a 09 in the next week. back to you guy. >> love it. hangs, chuck. coming up next, we may soon know what killed michael jackson. >> also, sarah palin puts pen to paper and causes quite a stir. >> a squirrel finds itself in a dangerous situation and we will tell you who saved this li ñxñwr
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toxicology reports on michael jason could be completed later this week. the coroner says those reports may determine jackson's cause of death and some of the test results are already in. authorities are investigating clms that the pop star consumed large amounts of prescription medications, specifically that powerful sedative diprivan. it was among the items found jackson's home. >> a sign of what's ahead for sarah palin. she is stepping down as alaska governor later this month. not stepping away from politics. this morning she wrote an op-ed
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that appearedn i "the washington post." she criticized president obama's cap and trade energy pln, calling it an enormous threat to our economy. palin says the plan which would impose caps on greenhouse gas emissions on businesses would undermine our recovery over the short term and would inflict permanent damage. she says the plan would lead to higher taxes and more job losses. >> up next on "news4 at 5:00," are you afraid of someone at your office? >> kissing your bank good-bye because of your fees? what you need to know before you say farewell. in sports, lindsay sits down with tiger woods' caddieo find out what goes through the mind lf
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here is an example of what happens when you are not careful about how you dispose of your trash. a photographer at our sister station in greenville, south carolina, spotted this squirrel roaming around the uversity last week. the poor animal has a yogurt cup stuck on its head and it was blinded by it. the photographer was the one that actually put down the camera and eventually helped the squirrel get the cup off its head. the squirrel ran off and perhaps swearing off his curiosity with human garbage. >> you know, he was getting around pretty well, all things considered. >> but heave -- yeah, i guess. streets still awful. >> happy ending. >> it is important. >> all right. tired of bank fees? we will tell you how to kiss your bank good-bye. >> a right way and wrong way do
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that, folks. wendy and craig, let's start with back-to-school which is usually like christmas and halloween when it comes to spending. but probably not this year. "usa today" reports that back-to-school spending will drop 8% this season and as parents react to the recession. surveys show that spending in every category of back-to-school shopping is expected to drop except for electronics. spend sing also expected to drop for college enstudents starting or heading back to class. ever wanted to kiss your bank good-bye because of ever increasing fees or lousy customer service? you are not alone. a research group study shows that 44% of customers who left their banks this year said good-bye because of the fees. %33 blame lousy service. %sa"uoday" says you need a te raefstsa bgyore you say bgoye. take advantage ofgo something called switch kits offered by badnkans credit unions that contain all the forms yandee n e to change banks. ave aushion iou yrou old bank to cover tho outstanding
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ecch andecebit charges. w t up online a fousntor you annkolbad nd a mneonitor them frequdtlony dan't burn bitdgan wesh y wrou old bank because it may need troon cta c we u yoeks or months after you close your account. be careful. americans are reshaping the way they think about homeownership. a new survey from the national federation for credit counseling says more than 100 million americans no longer believe that homeownership is au realistic y to build liwealth. se33% ho tho surveyed don't afink they will ever be able to rdfo a rdhome. 31% of homeowners don't think they wbll abee to buy ather home a %74 ofalottien hometi yedbu ai s tythe taideee nd a first-time buyer education program and experts say that this survey shows that american attitudes towards homeownership have changed because of the recession. finally, a smart energy story about smart energy meters. meters loo like this today. ibm says it outfated 500 homes
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in amsterdam with smart energy meeters and the newetee mers gi residents graphic displays about the energy costs and usage with -- which helps them reduce their bills and their c02 emissions and project runs through 2010 and experiment hopes to show folks if you give consumers insight on energy, it will change their behavior and i figure if you show folks what costs them money in their house they may start turning things off. >> yes. >> great. ways need to know. >> let's see what is coming up here tonight on "news4 at 6:00." we will get to that in just a moment. just when you thought that the days of dealing with bullies, think again. new study says that bullying in the workplace is a major problem. researchers say 54 million people say they have been buied. that amounts to one in every eight workers. workplace bullying institute is a workplace institute is most decline by men. more than half of the targets are women.
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overwhelmingly, women bosses target other women. experts say that victims experienced similar symptoms to what children can feel. depression and anxiety. now let's hear what we are working on for "news4 at 6:00." >> jim vance is here with a preview. >> coming up is a developing story. they are looking for somebody who tried to swim across the potomac river. he didn't make it. they are trying to find the body. also tonight a terrifying situation for a family on plane performing act row battics at an air show crashed into their car. and then we are going to tell you about a woman who wants to trade in a tripped out 1992 jeep wrangler for a husband. we are going to leave it at that. we will get in trouble. >> take care. >> all right. lunch with lindsay. she took out tiger woods' caddie. >> how was that? >> you know, i have never seen one of my subjects attacked by fans as much as this guy was. it was interesting. in 1999, caddie steve williams
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from new zealand got a phone call from tiger woods asking if he wanted to work for him. it was no-brainer, obviously. ten years later the two are like brothers. on the course and steve williams at times is acting more like a bodyguard and off the course, he's opened tiger's eyes to his favorite sport. he talked to me about his job as the world's most recognizable caddie when he joined me m for lunch at tiger's tournament. step into my office. what is it like for you to be back here in d.c. at a tournament that has tiger? >> a great one. i said to tiger, good for the motivation. bay hill. memorial. >> describe to me your role. i feel like you are, in a sense, tiger's protector, not just his caddie. >> i always said i try to make a level playing field, if you like. it is not easy when you have -- people out there all the time, media people, and so forth.
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you know, i always say to somebody -- someone doesn't agree with what he is doing, spend the whole week with me. it is not as easy as it looks. >> reporter: look at something like horseracing, a jockey will say if you get a win, it is 20% him and 80% the horse. how do you feel about golf? how much percentage of a win goes tows your credit as a caddie? >> you know, you can't really put a finger on that. that's a very good question. i don't think you can really put a valid number on that. that's a difficult thing to answer. you know, i'm like a horse -- unlike a horse jockey, you are riding the horse. you are controlling it. as caddie, you know, give the information and try to provide the best information you can and the strategy to play the course. you don't actually physically doing anything, you know, like bag mechanic on a race car but the chief mechanic on a race car or crew chief, he can put everything in place to do well but he isn't driving the car.
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>> you love racing. how did that start for you and tell me about the racing that you are vfd in. >> what we call dirt. new zealand. and golf and racing are my two passions. two opposite end of the spectrum. no question about it. two different things. >> reporter: does tiger come to watch you race? >> yes. i have had them in a stock car in new zealand and -- >> reporter: how did that go? >> loves it. he did well. i'm not going to -- not wasting new tires on you because he wouldn't give me new tires. he loves it. >> loved it. loved it. i'm an adrenaline junky. and to get into -- stock car down there was a rush.
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and to get hit and bump people and -- that was fun. i enjoyed that. >> reporter: what's it like when you make the perfect read? >> i try to go the whole week without making a mistake. i like to judge myself. judge myself. and by -- being out on the -- right thing at the right time and not saying something at the right time and to choose the right club and read the putt, you know. every bit of information. you know, i know if i do a good job it is going to help. sometimes you are not always right. you have to grade yourself. i take a lot of pride in what i do. every week i give it my best. >> steve williams made $1.27 million in 2007. they have the british open starting on thursday. but i cannot tell you how
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interesting it was. i was sitting there at the table with him that you saw. he was mobbed. he was mobbed. all of a sudden a swarm of children screaming steve, tiger's caddie. sign this, sign that. i had to try to get them out thereof because he was stopping for everybody. >> how did he become tiger's caddie? >> he got a phone call in 1999. he had been caddying for somebody else. tiger split ways with his cad write. he got the phone call. it was tiger saying do you want to give it a go? he called him from doral. it is very cool. he is a great guy. >> when we come back, behind the scenes with the cast of the new "harry potter" movie. >> all new at 6:00 tonight, how you can live in luxury by buying a home owned by one of d.c.'s most infamous criminals. hi everyone. my name is lisa,
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the first hair based on j.k. rowling's popular books opened in 2001. eight years later, people are still wild about heiry and main sidekicks. the lasting legacy in charge of the potter series. >> contains the most particular memory of the day i first met him. >> reporter: "harry potter" makes the sixth return to the big screen in "harry potter and the half-blood prince." >> exciting and what keeps them fresh everybody is growing up and changing. everyone is getting better. >> reporter: and it has been
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nearly a decade since the thr started that iconic rule. >> reporter: do you have a different enthusiasm as you get older, different appreciation for what you are doing n. >> i think so. ace get older i'm more aware of things. when you are younger you are ignore sxantd take everything for granted and you are in your own little world. it is very special. >> i love it. a long way to go really. still have another year to film. >> reporter: the cast is filming the final "harry potter" book which will be broken up into two movies. that does not mean a water-downed story line. >> we know we have to go out with a bang and have to do just this to the -- justice to the book. this is the last ten years of our life and we don't want to go out with -- we want to absolutely go out all guns blazing. >> you know what you did.
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>> the last potter book is being broken up into two movies. the first part is currently set to open in november of next year. that's "news4 at 5:00." thanks for joining us. wendy rieger joins jim vance for six and starts right now. ed> videotape interrogation shng more light on the actions of a mother who is charged with killing her four daughters. the latest on an investigation into what caused that foot-long hole to open up in the top of a southwest airlines jet. >> the luckiest escape for family after an air show stunt that could have gone tragically wrong. good evening. i'm jim vance. >> i'm wendy rieger standing in for dorn and we are following breaking news at this hour. it is on the potomac river and a water rescue is under way there after a swimmer was reported


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